Catherine Richardson BA (Hons), MBACP. Psychotherapy and CBT

Catherine Richardson BA (Hons), MBACP.  Psychotherapy and CBT


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About me

It would be my pleasure to try to help you. Whether you are looking for short term therapy or require longer, on-going support my aim is to offer you an effective high quality service delivered in an efficient and personable manner.

It can be helpful to talk to someone independent, someone who is not directly involved in your life. Maybe you are feeling distressed or anxious or are struggling with low self-esteem? Or perhaps you just feel as if you have lost your way at the moment? Talking to a professional counsellor can help you process those feelings and emotions and move towards a more contented life.

I will not judge you and I will always work at your pace. My aim is to help and support you in finding your way forward.

I am a qualified psychotherapist providing a professional and confidential service to my clients. I offer a careful balance of support and gentle challenge. I am empathic but focused and will be involved in the process from the very start - this offers you an opportunity to explore your feelings and needs in a supportive and trusting environment.

CBT - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

What I offer

  • A professional and confidential service.
  • A warm, genuine and supportive approach.
  • A non-judgemental attitude.
  • An opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the issues that are causing you concern.
  • Practical tools to help you manage and move forward.

My Approach

I work using a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches. I believe that this offers you the best of both worlds. You may feel your life has lost meaning and this can lead to depression, stress or anxiety. This can sometimes be due to unhelpful or negative thinking (cognitive) patterns and together we can work on these.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundations of Modern Psychology (University of London)
  • Research Methods in Psychology (University of London)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (University of Oxford)
  • CBT for Depression and Anxiety (University of Reading)
  • Creative Skills in Counselling
  • Couples Counselling

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My private practice is based in Berkhamsted where I also work within a local NHS organisation. In addition to this I also work at a school in High Wycombe (ages 11-18).


For me, a fundamental part of the counselling process is the therapeutic relationship and I strive to establish this as soon as possible. It is important that you find the right counsellor for you and so if you think you might like to work with me please call and we can discuss your needs on the telephone or arrange an assessment.  I really look forward to hearing from you.

Counselling sessions are -

Individual - £60 for 50 minutes

Couples    - £75 for 50 minutes

Maps & Directions

Berkhamsted, HP4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I can offer some evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults